Jun 17, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CM 346 Remakes and Sequels in Cinema

Remakes and Sequels have become immensely popular in world cinema.  Often produced with an eye on box office returns, remakes and sequels reveal much about our cultural obsessions, desire to reconstruct memory, and longing to learn from complex interactions between cultures and traditions.  Remakes allow filmmakers to pay tribute to their favorite works while they also allow us to take a “revisionist” look at cultural discourse.  This course approaches a variety of remakes and sequels from around the world to examine our cultural discourses through cinema.  We will examine the remakes of Cape Fear (1962 and 1991, the U.K. and the U.S.), The Housemaid (1960, 2010, Korea), A Better Tomorrow (1986, 1987, Hong Kong), Ringu (1998, Japan) and the Ring (2002, the U.S.), Psycho (1960, 1998 and numerous) and many others.  Written essays and a visual project.